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Bill Press: Beware the Great White Hope from Florida
You must admit that, for all anti-Trumpers – Democrat, Republican, or Independent – it’s delicious watching the tit-for-tat between Donald Trump, the only as-yet-announced GOP candidate for 2024, and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, the man everybody e
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Cal Thomas: Misplaced Faith In Big Government
While most of the public and media attention the past two years has been focused on high prices and inflation, these issues take second place over the public’s top concern, which is big government, according to a new Gallup poll. Concern over the unc
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Bill Press: All Classified Documents Are Not The Same!
After months of outrage, surprise, chagrin, despair, or glee (depending on whose ox is being gored), it's time to settle down, take a deep breath and add up what we've learned from the Great Classified Documents Scandal. First lesson. It's obvious th
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Cal Thomas: Inhumanity in Memphis
No adjective is sufficient to describe the reaction one gets from watching five Memphis police officers beat 29-year-old Tyre Nichols to within an inch of his life. He later died of his injuries in a local hospital. “Inhumane” and “senseless” are as
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Jonah Goldberg: Ukraine’s Fight Benefits US National Security. The House GOP Is On The Wrong Side
We are entering the 12th month of a “special military operation” that was supposed to be over in well under 12 days. The Kremlin even told Russian officers to pack dress uniforms and medals for the intended military parades in Kyiv a few days after t
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Clarence Page: How A GOP Tax Cut Plan Became A Gift To Democrats
Remember how cameras followed Rep. Kevin McCarthy up and down the aisles of the House as he tried to string together enough deals during 15 rounds of voting to be elected House speaker? The California Republican gathered enough votes to win the post
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Mary Sanchez: Grovel To Anti-vaxxers First, Apologize To Grieving Families Later
Thoughts and prayers may eventually come to the 34 Arkansas residents who died of COVID-19 in mid-January. Their last breaths came during the week leading up to the new governor's inauguration. Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders wasn't about to give pause.
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Mary Sanchez: The Arrogance To Expect ‘Calm’ When Police Kill
This is how to “urge calm” across American cities: Do the work ahead of time, and everything humanly possible, to avoid the need to ask for it. Because here we are, once again, with the death of 29-year-old Tyre Nichols in Memphis earlier this month.
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Cal Thomas: Scandal? What scandal?
In our relativistic age in which everyone has his or her own “truth” and none is to be preferred over another so long as the individual feels good about it, why should anything be considered scandalous? If truth is subjective rather than objective, w
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Bill Press: All Classified Documents Are Not The Same!
After months of outrage, surprise, chagrin, despair, or glee (depending on whose ox is being gored), it’s time to settle down, take a deep breath and add up what we’ve learned from the Great Classified Documents Scandal. First lesson. It’s obvious th
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Robert C. Koehler: Disarming, And Empowering, Lost Souls
I had a passing moment of wonder the other day – as I read about the latest . . . you know, mass shootings. Troubled souls with guns. Big problem. My thought was simply this: What if . . .? And then I lapsed into uncertainty. What if . . . violenc
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Jesse Jackson: DeSantis following Trump's lead
Ron DeSantis, just re-elected governor of Florida, is a leading Republican contender for the presidency. He echoes all the favorite tropes of right-wing Republicans: build the wall, send immigrants to Massachusetts, ban abortion after 15 weeks with n
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Clarence Page: Can Black History Month survive Gov. Ron DeSantis’ ‘anti-woke’ politics?
Finally we are beginning to see some pushback against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ infamously cynical “stop WOKE” crusade. Appropriately, part of the push comes from a prominent Black Florida historian, Marvin Dunn, 82, a retired Navy officer, professo
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Cal Thomas: A Surprise Resignation
WELLINGTON, New Zealand – Like Halley’s Comet that only comes around every 75 years, the resignation of a top politician from office is a rare occurrence. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has quit and not for the usual reasons of scandal or the all-purp
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Jonah Goldberg: Biden Should Admit To Mistakes In His Classified Documents Scandal
There’s an understandable compulsion in the media and among Democrats to emphasize the differences between Joe Biden’s classified documents scandal and Donald Trump’s. The two cases are different in many important respects. The most significant is ob
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Clarence Page: How Your Gas Stove Was Drafted Into The Culture Wars
Speaking of hot topics, have you heard that the federal government might ban gas stoves — and perhaps even confiscate the beloved big burner you have in your kitchen? Rest easy, the Biden administration says. No such raids are planned to snatch your
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Clarence Page: Has Biden Bungled The Border Crisis? He's Not Alone
Joe Biden's White House won't call it a crisis, but it's not exactly nothing either. Just ask Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and New York's mayor, Eric Adams. After days of public discussion between the mayors and Colorado Gov. Jared Polis about which
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Cal Thomas: The Other Side Of Fame
“I'm gonna live forever, baby, remember my name” – (from “Fame”) The death at age 54 of Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis, got me thinking again about the two-edged sword that is fame. Poems, books, even movies have addressed fame, how some peopl
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Robert C. Koehler: Are We On The Verge Of Civil War II?
“Folks keep talking about another civil war. One side has about 8 trillion bullets, while the other side doesn’t know which bathroom to use.” The words — actually a 2019 Facebook post — are those of then-Iowa Republican congressman Steve King, loosin
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Bill Press: George Santos: Kevin McCarthy's new pet
Kevin McCarthy has no soul. He believes in nothing and stands for nothing – except, no matter what it takes, the greater glory of Kevin McCarthy. To that end, McCarthy embraced Marjorie Taylor Greene for Congress, even though she proposed the assassi
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Bill Press: Let C-SPAN Out Of Its Cage!
There were a lot of losers in last week’s GOP clown show. Hardliners in the Republican caucus lost because they failed in their goal of defeating Kevin McCarthy. Moderates lost because McCarthy gave so much away in appeasing his extremist opponents.
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Clarence Page: President Biden’s Document Drama: Stick To The Facts, Joe
Well, that was fun while it lasted. President Joe Biden benefited mightily from the 15-ballot display of disarray by House Republicans to settle the usually routine matter of electing one of their fellow partisans to be speaker of the House. But that
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Cal Thomas: China Threat Not Only To Taiwan
SYDNEY – Last July, the U.S. chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Gen. Mark Milley, visited Jakarta where he said China’s military has become significantly more aggressive and dangerous over the past five years. While the U.S. has seemed fixated on China’s
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Jonah Goldberg: GOP’s Deficit Reduction Is A Cynical Performative Gesture
For several years now, I’ve been told that the old consensus of fiscal conservatism and limited government was dead. So, you might think I’m delighted by the sudden rebirth of tea party-style budget-cutting zeal on display in the GOP’s brinksmanship
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Mary Sanchez: Grovel To Anti-vaxxers First, Apologize To Grieving Families Later
Thoughts and prayers may eventually come to the 34 Arkansas residents who died of COVID-19 in mid-January. Their last breaths came during the week leading up to the new governor’s inauguration. Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders wasn’t about to give pause.
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Robert C. Koehler: How Safe Can We Really Be?
It was the guacamole’s fault! That’s the guy’s defense, anyway — that plus his right to carry four handguns, an AR-15 and a 12-gauge shotgun into a supermarket in Atlanta. Oh yeah, and he was wearing body armor. This was in March 2021, barely a week
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Robert B. Reich: Staying Hopeful In A Cynical Time: Thoughts For The New Year
My friends, It was quite a year. Some of the regressive forces undermining our democracy, polluting our planet, widening inequality, and stoking hatred were pushed back. This is a worthy accomplishment and cause for celebration. It offers hope that t
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Clarence Page: Has Biden Bungled The Border Crisis? He’s Not Alone
Joe Biden’s White House won’t call it a crisis, but it’s not exactly nothing either. Just ask Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and New York’s mayor, Eric Adams. After days of public discussion between the mayors and Colorado Gov. Jared Polis about which
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Cal Thomas: A Minority View
HONOLULU – If one discounts Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, Hawaii is about as far – geographically and politically – from Washington, D.C., as one can get. There are just six Republicans out of 51 in the State House of Representatives and two out of 25 i
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